🎁🎈𝗠𝗝𝗪 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝘁𝘀 𝟭𝟯𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗪𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲!🎂🎉
I was laid off in 2009. On February 7th, 2009, my world came crashing down in the form of a severe anxiety attack.
I had no career direction.
I knew I had been a recruiter.
That’s what I identified as.
But didn’t know if it was sustainable.
Let’s face it, recruiters are expendable, especially during a recession and after one of the largest meltdowns we’ve had in US history.
So little by little, I slowly started to build my new life. My new career. My new normal.
I worked day by day, taking care of the operational tasks like building a website, understanding SEO, setting up social media accounts, dealing with tax and regulatory issues, implementing my accounting, trying to solicit sales, meeting with mentors, and whatever else it takes to start a business.
It. Was. Hard. AF.
But you know what? I didn’t stop.
In fact, I thrived off the challenge.
Sure, I’ve taken my lumps over the past 13 years since I founded MJW Careers.
I’ve tried things and failed.
I’ve tried things and succeeded.
I’ve re-tried those things that once succeeded but now fail.
I’ve learned that my business is a living, breathing thing.
To be cared for after each day.
To be consistently tweaked and improved.
While I’m nowhere near the finish line, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished.
And to all those aspiring entrepreneurs? Go for it. You can’t regret not trying.
And if you need any small business startup coaching, let me know, be glad to help. There are plenty of us out there who can help!
Also, here is the actual receipt of when I registered my name, MJW Careers! It’s actually me (M) and my wife’s (J) first initials and our (W) last name initial.
Ah, the old Burbank/Los Angeles days. Seems like another lifetime ago.
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